Dancing With the Stars: Week 6 Recap

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Dancing With the Stars ended week 6 of its 18th season with a broken rib, some tears, and a judge named Redfoo. The LMFAO member and youngest son of Motown's own Barry Gordy, Jr. was guest host for the week 6 competition.

The week started with NeNe Leakes talking up her relationship with dance pro Tony Dovolani.

"Tony and I have been through so much," she said. "This week is definitely a chance for us to be a stronger unit."

Cue the drama music and welcome on board the garbage mongers who thrive on the crap far more than on the dancing competition.

It was Danica McKellar who broke her rib this week. Even though the pair scored all nines from the judges for their rendition of Whitney's Houston's I Wanna Dance With Somebody---a broken rib is almost a guarantee that a mirror ball isn't in Winnie Cooper's future. The pain associated with this kind of injury is bad enough when one simply sits around to heal, but when breathing is excruciatingly painful, a dancer is in peril. Or at least her competitive skills are.

Candace Cameron Bure had to ramp up her sexy this week, and that isn't something that comes easily to the devout Christian.

"Being the sexy girl isn't inherently me, but I've played the sexy girl on TV before," she said. "So I'm just gonna think of it as another character."

She did a good job of it, too, as she and Mark Ballas danced to Icona Pop's I Love It.

James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd were spot on with their quickstep to Grease's The One That I Want. Redfoo "loved" it and judge Carrie Ann Inaba called James a "leading man."

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy started with week with typical Maks drama (should he and NeNe Leakes maybe do their own Dancing With the Stars spinoff?) over a Julianne Hough comment.

"Phoning in? Did somebody really call me out on phoning in?"

His and Meryl's tango earned them a perfect score, however, so Maks got to smile. Gloat?

Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke performed a respectable tango, but as anyone with dance prowess knows, 'respectable' isn't good in the dance world.

Charlie White and Sharna Burgess turned up Charlie's hip action and pleased the judges to no end.

Amy Purdy and Derek Hough were so good their dance prompted a marriage proposal from Bruno Tonioli.

Spoiler Alert:

Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke went home this week.

Who are these stars? Does anyone honestly know where some of these so-called celebrities got their claim to fame? Maybe for season 19 Dancing With the Stars should be renamed Dancing to the Drama.

Do you think the show is more soap opera than dance competition--at least during some episodes?

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.